298. Morphosis (Thom Mayne & Michael Rotondi) /// La Floresta Houses /// La Floresta, Tijuana, Mexico /// 1975

OfHouses presents “Pritzkers’ First Houses”:
Thom Mayne (Pritzker 2005) and Michael Rotondi, the founding partners of Morphosis, were in their mid-20s when they were given the chance to design four prototypical single houses for a large scale development of 200 low-income residential units in the Tijuana neighborhood of La Floresta. Several of the houses were completed, but they were so severely modified over the years that are now barely recognizable.
(Photos: © Morphosis. Source:; Google Street View.)